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Barns & Equipment

Whether using a tiestall, freestall, dry lot or pasture, here are some tips for cow comfort and maintaining farm facilities and equipment.

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Scientists at the College of William and Mary are using sound waves to interfere with birds’ ability to communicate about food sources and predators, resulting in flocks leaving the premises.

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Sand bedding is known to be great for cow comfort and tough on equipment, especially when it comes to the moving parts and pieces of a robotic milking system, but there are a few things dairy farmers can to do minimize wear and tear.

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Brooks Farms in Waupaca, Wisconsin, wanted their new milking parlor and barn to have a welcoming feeling. Zoey Brooks opens up the doors to show how they incorporated dairy heritage into the design, including old milking units transformed into lights. Also, see an innovative ventilation design in the freestall barn using high-speed/low-velocity fans.

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Farming has been the center of the Brooks family heritage for more than 160 years and, with a new facility and the next generation at the helm, the tradition is set to continue.

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Changing seasons can signal a time to change the tires on your car, truck or tractor, and understanding all the letters and numbers printed on your new tires is important – not only so you are satisfied with your purchase but also so you are safe.

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A century-old barn in southeastern Ohio that once provided milk for a state asylum has traded in cows for quilts and crafts.

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